Historic Heartland / Macon

Hay House, a property of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

934 Georgia Ave.
Macon, GA 31201


Get the royal treatment at Hay House, known as the "Palace of the South." The magnificent Italian Renaissance Revival Hay House was featured on A&E's America's Castles program. Built from 1855-1859, this antebellum mansion covers 18,000 square feet, 24 rooms and seven levels, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark for its innovative architecture and technology. Open to the public for tours and also available for special event rentals.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $11

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking off Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    475, 75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    01/22/2014 - 11/21/2014

    See a display of artifacts and portraits of Hay House residents affected by the war. The exhibit will give special attention to the incredible story of Philemon Tracy, a Confederate family member who was secretly carried across Northern territory to be buried there. The mystery of why a Union soldier's portrait was kept vigil at Hay House will be revealed also. The exhibit artifacts include original Confederate bills.

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